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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 9

Iowa wins behind Brooks, Zagunis and Caratini.

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Aaron Brooks
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Light schedule tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs kenneled the Sacramento River Cats (Giants), 7-3.

Aaron Brooks went deep into this game, going 7.1 innings and allowing three runs on five hits, two of which were solo home runs. Brooks walked one and struck out six.

David Garner pitched the rest of the game, retiring all five batters he faced, for the save. Garner did not strike anyone out.

Right fielder Mark Zagunis hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, his 13th of the season. Zagunis was 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBI.

Catcher Victor Caratini had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 3 game. He also walked once. He had one RBI and he scored once.

Shortstop Mike Freeman was 2 for 5 and scored twice. Second baseman Chesny Young went 2 for 4 and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

Off Day.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans died in committee against the Potomac Nationals, 3-2.

Thomas Hatch started and took the loss after he allowed three runs, all in the third inning. Hatch pitched five innings and gave up five hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone hit his 12th home run of the season with the bases empty. Giambrone was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored both of the Pelicans’ runs.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

Off day.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were seized by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 10-2.

Starter Alex Lange didn’t make it out of the second inning, getting roughed up for four runs on four hits over 1.2 innings. Lange walked two and didn’t strike anyone out.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco went 2 for 4 with a double. Center fielder Zach Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 7-2.

Jeffrey Baez played right field in this game in a rehab assignment. It was his first game-action since June 17.